Apply for a Library Card

Ways to Apply

Apply in person at the library, or apply online.


Proof of Address & Valid ID

Every patron requesting a library card must present the following:

  • Current, valid Massachusetts Driver’s license or Massachusetts State Identification Card with current address.

OR

  • One document from Section 1 AND one document from Section 2 below.

Section 1. Proof of identification –current or expired (i.e. driver’s license, passport, school ID)

  • Passport
  • Alien Resident Card
  • Government issued cards, such as Military ID
  • State issued photo ID including welfare, Medicaid or FID card
  • University or school ID

Section 2. Proof of current local address* (must include applicant’s name)

  • Utility bill or tax bill (dated within the last 60 days), an eBill can also be accepted
  • Imprinted bank check or deposit slip
  • Official school schedule with applicant’s name and address typed on it
  • Official letter verifying residency and mailing address dated within last 30 days from a social service provider, temporary employer that provides housing, or a short-term residence
  • Postcard mailed to applicant from the library

*a Post Office Box or business address is not sufficient – a current residential address is required.